In our kids ministry this month we've been teaching that God can turn bad things into good. This statement has been so true in my life a million times over. God has an amazing way of taking my metaphorical modeling dough of mistakes, shortcomings and utter failures and making a masterpiece. I often have been amazed by HOW He does this but I think the greater mystery is really .....WHY He does this. Is there a reason why God doesn't let me wallow in despair and misery for a prolonged period of time? I mean, why will He not let His children live in the consequences of their actions and have a life full of regret and guilt? I think the answer is simple. He is a true Artist. He sees the good in us even when we can't. The world looks at me and sees a hopeless mess but My God sees a bundle of potential. The more I understand this the more I will be able to become like Christ. The day that Christ came into my life was the day when the gross became gorgeous and while I remain in Him, goodness wins over bad everyday..and twice on Sunday.
"Who knows how we'll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we'll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus' life as a model for our own."